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Is your student considering Michigan Tech?

The college selection process can be confusing for both parent and student. Know the answers to these frequently asked questions and you will be prepared to help your student make the right decision for him or her.

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How safe is your campus?

In 2008, Reader's Digest rated Michigan Tech 3rd in the nation for safety preparedness. Students, faculty, and staff can subscribe to our Safety First Alert System.


Where is your campus located?

We are in Houghton, Michigan,

Our setting on the Keweenaw Peninsula provides a beautiful backdrop to a world-class education. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, and, with Hancock and the surrounding towns, has a combined population of approximately 15,000. However, with the Michigan Tech student population, it balloons to more than 22,000.

Houghton’s historical downtown features a unique blend of shops, eateries, museums, and brewpubs, while chain restaurants and major shopping outlets are a short car ride from campus. Recreational opportunities include our ski hill (lit for night skiing and snowboarding), golf course, and on-campus recreational forest and Tech Trails for cross country running, skiing, biking, and hiking. Nearby Lake Superior and inland lakes and streams offer more opportunities for relaxation.


How do I arrange a campus visit?

The Admissions Office is the place to go to check us out.


How will I pay for a Michigan Tech Education?

Our Financial Aid Office does everything it can to help you pay for the great education you get here.


What are Michigan Tech’s Rankings?

U.S. News and World Report has rated Michigan Tech among the top tier of national universities, four graduate programs rank in the top 50, the environmental engineering undergraduate program ranks 14th, and the materials science and engineering program ranks 17th.

Tech is also rated highly for academics, career preparation, and quality of life in the Princeton Review’s Best 371 Colleges 2010 Edition. The Princeton Review also cited the University for its fire safety, “green” policies and procedures, and computer and athletic facilities.

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